Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days
Halak was tagged for four goals on 32 shots in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.
After looking unbeatable Tuesday against the Rangers, Halak looked quite human in this one. He's now allowed four or more goals in three of his last four starts, which is a bit concerning, but overall Halak's been a boon to fantasy owners, particularly in the wins category.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 3 Days
Halak will be in goal for Thursday's game against the Bruins.
Halak will look to keep thing rolling after giving up just one goal in a victory over the Rangers on Tuesday. He will square off against a Boston team that has lost just once in regulation during January, but has been held to three goals or fewer in all but one of those games.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Days
Halak made 40 saves -- including several of the spectacular variety -- on 41 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
An outstanding outing for Halak, who was 10 seconds away from a shutout before Carl Hagelin ruined it with a power-play goal. This game is a nice reset after he entered All-Star festivities in a bit of a struggle, having given up 10 goals in the two games prior to the break.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Days
Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
As long as he remains healthy, Halak is on track to see the bulk of the Isles' starts in goal. Tuesday's turn will be his 35th of the season, with backup Chad Johnson having drawn 11 starts to date.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 12 Days
Halak allowed four goals on 29 shots in Monday's 7-4 win over the Flyers.
Halak has gotten into a bit of a slump of late as he's allowed 13 goals in his last three starts, but the offense has picked him up enough that two of those have been wins. The 29-year-old is now second in wins as he's 25-9-0, and though his performance has dipped a bit of late, he should benefit from getting almost every start for the high-powered offensive club.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days
Halak will start in the cage Monday against the Flyers.
Halak is coming off a terrible outing Saturday in which he allowed six goals on 33 shots. He surrendered nine goals total in back-to-back starts Friday and Saturday, but will look to turn things around Monday against a Flyers team averaging 2.65 goals per game.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 14 Days
Halak surrendered six goals on 33 shot attempts in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.
Halak looked like a goalie who was making his second start in as many nights, as the Habs immediately beat him for a power-play goal in the game's first two minutes before delivering the knockout punch in the third period. While the goalie has turned in back-to-back poor performances, those matches have come against two of the Eastern Conference's better teams in the Canadiens and Penguins. Though his tremendous 24-9-0 record may suggest he's one of the league's elite netminders, in reality, Halak is probably closer to an average talent than a superstar. Nonetheless, he should continue to benefit greatly from his team context, particularly when the Islanders feast on inferior opponents.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 14 Days
The Islanders will stick with Halak in goal for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.
Though he surrendered three goals in Friday's win over the Penguins, Halak wasn't completely overwhelmed in the outing, facing only 24 shots. His save percentage of .915 is rather ordinary for a No. 1 goalie, but Halak will continue to ride the coattails of one of the league's best offenses. He enters Saturday's game with a 24-8-0 record over his 32 appearances, including wins in 21 of his last 25 starts.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days
Halak's 21 saves on 24 shots against the Penguins helped the Islanders become the first team to 30 wins Friday.
While it wasn't his best individual effort, Halak got the job done, advancing his record to 24-8-0 on the season. With a .915 save percentage, 2.24 GAA and four shutouts, Halak has been one of the best fantasy options this season. Considering the injured Pekka Rinne is the only goalie with more wins, Halak is simply a must-start every game he gets the nod.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 16 Days
Halak will be between the pipes Friday against the Penguins.
Halak is coming off his fourth shutout of the season and enters Friday's outing a winner of 20 of his last 24 starts. The Penguins will represent a formidable adversary, but it's hard to justify sitting Halak for any game when he's winning with that sort of regularity.